Ben Simmons

The Defensive Short: Who’s guarding Ben Simmons?

In a matchup between the Philadelphia 76ers and the New Orleans Pelicans, Ben Simmons gets an easy dunk due to a boneheaded play by the defense. There are so many things wrong here that I don’t even know where to begin. First, there’s a ball screen for Simmons in which he comes off and scans

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The Defensive Short: Lack of effort from the Phoenix Suns

The Phoenix Suns might have displayed the worst possession of defensive basketball that I’ve ever seen. It’s one thing to miss an assignment, fail to rotate, or not communicate but this possession was on a whole new level. It was a disgrace to basketball and that might sound harsh to some but that kind of

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Lonzo Ball

The Defensive Short: Lonzo Ball’s mental lapse

This possession stood out to me which forced me to touch on it. The Golden State Warriors are down by three and Kevin Durant comes off a down screen and gets a wide-open look to tie the game. A solid play but what stands out to me is the mental lapse of Lonzo Ball. This

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Drexel

Drexel Dragons look to build off Lafayette win, take down Rider

Everything is starting to come together for Drexel’s Austin Williams, who iced a narrow 68-67 victory over Lafayette on Wednesday evening by spiking a dunk off of an offensive rebound with 13 seconds left, then rejecting a shot from Leopards guard Justin Jaworski with six ticks remaining. Lafayette got two more shots to secure the win,

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Julius Randle

Basketball 101: Stay Ready

Ever hear the phrase, “If you stay ready, you don’t have to get ready”? It’s a common phrase in reference to being prepared for anything that comes your way. While this phrase is usually regarded to life situations, it’s also a useful tool in the sport of basketball. For those guys and girls that don’t

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The NBA needs to tone down the referees

Here were are again in another season and I’m here ranting about the referees. The officials have been going crazy with the technical calls thus far this season. I’m talking the obvious calls of complaints and fighting. However, my main strife has been when whistles are blown in regards to players jawing at each other. This

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Isaiah Washington finger roll

The finger roll is the new slam dunk

Remember when dunking the ball in the game of basketball was glorified. We loved seeing Scottie Pippen dunk on Patrick Ewing and  Vince Carter gliding over a seven footer and even Baron Davis absorbing contact and bodying Andre Kirilenko himself. Dunking the ball has always been a staple in this sport and it still is,

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Fantasy Basketball Week 4 All-Pickup Team

We are four weeks into the NBA fantasy basketball season and you’re probably asking yourself, “why did I let that guy pass on the waiver wire?” Not to worry. You’re not the only one. With the best free agents off the board, fantasy owners will win their league by finding the diamond’s in the rough.

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Basketball Journeys Q&A with overseas hooper Omari Knox

Every basketball lifer has their own unique journey. Basketball Journeys focuses on capturing and unpacking the stories of players, coaches, and lifers who have experienced the impact of their dedication to the game over time. Our writer Felix John-Baptiste talked with former Bloomfield College and St. Peters College guard, and current overseas hooper Omari Knox.

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Lonzo Ball

Lonzo Ball HAS to be more aggressive

Lonzo Ball has been heavily scrutinized throughout their first eight games of the season. With being the 2nd pick in the NBA draft and having an outspoken father like LaVar Ball, that scrutiny was expected. Some of it I agree with and others I believe is unwarranted but my only strife with Lonzo thus far

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